I’ve been reading a variety of materials on amino acids lately and my good friend who has a phd in microbiology has also informed me of some fascinating facts. Mass Effect is not a perfect example of real science, but I really wish it was because they did so much right. Sometimes, however, they do fudge up. I mean, breath masks in space? And it’s because you like them not because they’re practical and a viable option?
Kill me now.
But one fallacy in the Mass Effect universe is the prevalent assertion that Turians/Quarians cannot ingest human food and vice versa. It is stated many times in all three games that it’s not possible for Turians/Quarians to obtain nutrition from Levo proteins and that it is even potentially fatal, causing an allergic reaction. This would not only include food but other things such as saliva and semen, which would make sexual relations between the species a bit difficult. The sexual issues seem to have become null and void as of ME3 (which is strange given the writers’ continued stance on Levo food being unfit for Dextros), but this whole “Dextro can potentially kill me" thing is far from the truth.
Fuck yes, best commentary on the dextro/levo issue raised in Mass Effect ever.
please tell me some one has giffed James’ opinion on the referendum, because that is exactly what I have been trying to say, worded brilliantly by my idol.